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MDAC to distribute food boxes, milk at Mississippi State Fairgrounds

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce plans to distribute 1,400 whole produce boxes and 1,400 gallons of milk to the public Friday at the ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Bills to help former prisoners re-enter workforce ‘dead’

(AP) — Two criminal justice bills aimed at helping former prisoners re-enter the workforce have stalled in the Mississippi Legislature after lawmakers couldn’t come to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Former lawmaker retires as Mississippi’s top tax collector

(AP) — Mississippi’s top tax collector is retiring after four years in that job, and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will nominate someone to succeed him. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Netflix invests $10M in Black-owned credit union in south

(AP) — Netflix on Tuesday announced a $10 million investment in a Mississippi-based credit union to build economic opportunities in Black communities across the Deep ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Inmate convicted of sex crimes dies in Mississippi hospital

(AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says an autopsy will be done on an inmate who died Saturday in a Jackson hospital. The department ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi family says reform bill should be retroactive

(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are considering a change to a law to reduce long prison sentences given to habitual offenders whose past crimes were either ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Look away, Dixie: Mississippi to lose rebel emblem from flag

(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi takes step toward dropping rebel image from flag

(AP) — Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Alabama jail escapee captured in Mississippi after car chase

(AP) — A man who escaped from an Alabama jail was back in custody after being captured during a high-speed car chase through eastern Mississippi. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

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